Worldwide security spending growing
Published in News

Reaching $75.4 billion in 2015

Beancounters working for Gartner claim that spending on information security will reach US$75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7 per cent over last year.

Apple press blames Chinese for its security mess
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It is not our fault

The Tame Apple Press after playing down the security mess which was the mass infection of the Apple Store, is now claiming it was not Jobs' Mob's fault.

McAfee calls a holy war on Bible Apps
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Going after the Bible Belt vote

Presidential hopeful John McAfee may not be trying to hawk his security software any more, but he can still scare the hell out of christian sysadmins.

Smartwatches used to spy
Published in Wearables
14 September 2015

Smartwatches used to spy

Data leak

In another reason not to own a smartwatch, a team of boffins have turned them in to devices which can spy on their owners.

John McAfee for President
Published in News
11 September 2015

John McAfee for President

The establishment knows nothing about tech

IT's answer to Hunter Thompson, John McAfee has thrown his hat into the ring as president.

Bugzilla attacked and attacks Mozilla
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Mothra not drawn into conflict

Big cheeses at the Mozzarella Foundation have confirmed that Bugzilla has been hacked and sensitive data has been turned on Mozilla users.

Eugene Kaspersky threatened to "rub out rival"
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He will sleep with the fishes

The language of the anti-virus industry has always been a little colourful, but Eugene Kaspersky went a little over the top with his godfather impersonation.

Fallout from Ashley Madison hack
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Blackmail and suicide

The hackers who published the data from Ashley Madison hack appear to have taken more collateral damage than they expected.

Hackers dump cheating partners' details on Darkweb
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There if you know where to look

Hackers dumped online personal details of more than a million users of infidelity website, onto the dark web.

Italian teen found what Apple security experts couldn't
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Forbidden to fix it

An Italian teenager has found two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X operating system that could be used to gain remote access to a computer.